It isn't easy spotlighting the best records of the week!
For starters, I have to pay attention to all the new releases--which takes valuable time away from to all the older, better albums I don't have to force myself to like!
Furthermore, when I do my research--I scour Amazon daily for hints of great new stuff--I find myself captivated by things like Foghat's new album's title, Not Live At The BBC, or that Amazon's metadata includes startling new artists such as James, Blood & Ulmer, whose new album In And Out is probably yet another David Crosby rip-off!
Finally, the chance to mention groups whose music probably stinks but hey, check out their names--We Were Exploding Anyway, I Am Abomination, and the lovable Holy F*ck, surely just one hit single away from the top of the charts--is often simply too overwhelming!
But then I remember that the youthful populations of South Carolina, Nebraska and New Hampshire are awaiting my critical verdict on the week's new music and will literally payRead More »from The National’s Anthem!